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Girl Rising Team

Christina Lowery

CEO, Girl Rising

Christina Lowery brings broad experience as an independent documentary producer to DocGroup, having produced programs for PBS, ABC, CNN, A&E and The History Channel. Her feature film experience includes work as an archival footage consultant, most recently for Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert film for Paramount Classics and The Good Shepherd directed by Robert DeNiro for Universal Pictures. She has also produced short-form documentary videos for the Smithsonian Museum.

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Holly Gordon

Co-Founder / Executive Producer

Holly Gordon is Co-Founder of Girl Rising, a global movement for girls’ education. She is also an Executive Producer for the film of same name, at the center of the movement, Girl Rising. Holly was selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women and named by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of 125 Women of Impact.

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Martha Adams

Chief Creative Officer 

Martha Adams is an award-winning storyteller who produced the film at the center of the Girl Rising campaign. Forbes Magazine named the Girl Rising movement the #1 Most Dynamic Social Initiative of 2012, Newsweek/Daily Beast named Adams one of “125 Women of Impact,” and today, acting as Girl Rising’s Chief Creative Officer, she produces stories and authors creative partnerships to fuel girls empowerment advocacy around the world.  Most recently she traveled with Meryl Streep to Africa to produce the CNN special We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World; now the highest rated CNN Film of all time.

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Kayce Freed Jennings

Senior Producer 

Kayce Freed Jennings has extensive experience in both television news and documentaries. Before co-founding DocGroup – and helping to start its predecessor, PJ Productions – she spent 20 years at ABC News, covering international and national news and producing for virtually every broadcast in the network news division. She was on the staffs of Nightline, World News Tonight, Day One and 20/20, and based in London, Atlanta and New York.

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Tom Yellin

Executive Producer

As co-founder and president of The Documentary Group, Tom Yellin has overseen all productions since the company’s inception in 2006. These critically acclaimed projects include 2016 Academy Award nominated and Emmy award winning feature documentary, CARTEL LAND,  America in Primetime, a premier series on PBS showcasing the creative minds behind the new golden age of television; the Peabody award-winning ABC News Special, To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports; and the Academy Award nominated documentary Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience.

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Richard Robbins

Film Director

Richard E. Robbins is an award-winning writer, director, and producer whose work includes both fiction and non-fiction. His work has been honored by the International Documentary Association, the Directors Guild, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Columbia DuPont Awards, and many others. He is a founding partner of The Documentary Group.

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Cate Browning

Production Assistant

Cate Browning grew up in Kailua, a tiny beach town located on the beautiful island of Oahu. Like many who grew up in Hawai’i, Cate rode dolphins, surfed to school, and loves SPAM. She moved to the “mainland” to pursue a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Chapman University. After graduating, Cate was honored to join the Girl Rising team.

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